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Hulu confirms ‘technical issue’ has led to a widespread outage (updated)

The streaming service is investigating.


Phillip Tracy


Published May 11, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 4:06 pm CDT

Update 3:05pm CT, May 11: Hulu is back online. The company said its developers fixed the playback issue that made the service unavailable on Friday morning. Based on Down Detector data and user comments, all U.S. subscribers should now be able to use the service.

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Hulu is facing an outage that appears to be affecting viewers throughout the U.S. Down Detector’s map shows subscribers in every region are having difficulties using the video streaming service. Hulu has been having issues since 9:09am ET with more than 2,000 reports filed on the outage reporting site.

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Down Detector

The company confirmed the “technical issue” on Twitter and told frustrated customers that it is investigating. It did not offer a timeline for when the service will be up and running again.

We have reached out to Hulu and will update this article when we learn more.

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*First Published: May 11, 2018, 11:12 am CDT